How can counselling help?
If you are struggling with difficult emotions or an addiction, counselling can help you to get things off your chest. Talking about negative thoughts and feelings can enable you to find better ways of dealing with your situation and reduce anxiety levels.
Need help with anxiety, panic, depression or an addiction?
Therapeutic intervention can support your recovery from anxiety, depression or an addiction by helping you to understand the underlying issues and developing your strengths.
I have specialist training working in the field of addiction. I understand that living with an addiction can be very stressful and battling with uncontrollable desires can feel relentless. Many people are left feeling, anxious, stressed, angry, fearful, depressed, empty and lacking in confidence.
As part of my therapeutic programme I offer cognitive behavioural therapy which can help to break the upsetting cycles of anxiety, depression and/or addiction. Cognitive therapy develops alternative ways of thinking and behaving which can help you to reduce your psychological distress.
How can I help?
I have worked for over 25 years in the field of mental wellbeing supporting people with a range of emotional difficulties. I am therefore highly experienced working with problematic, painful and sensitive issues.
I specialise in:
Addiction and Dependencies
Supporting family members
I integrate the practices of mindfulness which fosters a non-judgemental and compassionate approach towards ourselves and our experiences. Mindful awareness is a powerful tool that can help reduce anxiety and the negative emotions that increase stress and trigger cravings.
Mindfulness can help us to:
let go of unwanted thoughts
be less reactive
manage stress and anxiety
I work closely and in collaboration with my client’s to create bespoke recovery plans which address their individual needs. Your hopes and fears can be expressed in order to work towards your personal goals.
What should I expect from our sessions?
I offer a discreet and non-judgemental therapeutic environment in a comfortable room in a Group Therapy Practice in Islington - please see photo. Sessions are 50 minutes.
If you would like to try without the commitment, I offer the introductory session at a reduced rate of £70. This will allow you to meet with me and see if I may be someone you feel comfortable to work with.
It is also an opportunity for you to ask any questions and to find out how counselling can help you.
If you would like to discuss things further, or to find out if therapy is right for you, please feel free to contact me for a free non-committal telephone consultation.
All calls and appointments will be treated in the strictest of confidence.
Training, qualifications & experience
- PGDip: Addiction Psychology and Counselling
- BA(hons): Psychology with Sociology
- Diploma: Abnormal Psychology
- Diploma: Foundations of Psychology
- Diploma: Mindfulness
- Beck Institute Training: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Anxiety Disorders
I am a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) & the Federation of Drug and Alcohol Practitioners (FDAP)
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I also provide support and counselling to family members or friends of people who are abusive or have an addiction/dependence or emotional difficulty.
Initial assessments are charged at £80. This will allow you to meet with me and see if I may be someone you feel comfortable to work with.
My on-going fee is £90 per session.
Treatment sessions are 50 minutes.
Please feel free to contact me for a free, non-committal consultation if you wish to enquire further.
If you wish to find out what psychotherapy will involve and whether it is right for you I am available for free telephone consultations.